Lifestyle

More Japanese are marrying friends and acquaintances because they don’t want to bother with dating

Japan’s latest buzzword, “Marriage sans dating,” sheds some light on new Japanese romantic customs.

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What happens when a guy throws on a wig and a dress and goes to Japan’s #1 pick-up spot?

Once again, our Japanese-language reporters ride along a razor-thin line of reasoning and derail right into a valuable life lesson.

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Spectacular video footage from inside North Korea by travel vlogger【Video】

This incredible new video was released by a Lithuanian-born entrepreneur documenting his mysterious 7-day trip to North Korea.

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A new Chinese commercial features claims of an electric fan that generates an air pocket of wind that feels like a pair of breasts. Ingenious invention or just marketing?

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“Papakatsu”: More and more girls in Japan are turning to sugar daddies to wine and dine them

These girls claim having a middle-aged man pay for their lifestyle is different from compensated dating, but is it really?

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Ingenious cosplayer shows us how to make sword blades nearly two meters long for a few bucks

Sub-meter decorative swords just not cutting it for you? Try this method for legendary blades of up to 1.82 meters (6 feet) that won’t slice into your budget too much.

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Tokyo-area rail operator accidentally sends message that everything is OK when it’s really not

You can only trust half of what this Japan Railways display board is telling you.

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Cockroaches in Japan becoming 200 times more resistant to insecticide

Good News! Nature’s most unsettling house guest is getting stronger.

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The future is now! Star Wars circuit board phone and train pass cases light up without batteries

See this, you must!

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Katana coasters! Samurai sword tableware brings bushido to your home

Just like their inspirations protected swordsmen’s hands, these coasters will guard your kitchen table’s varnish.

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Pepper the robot suggests what haircut is best for you at Japanese barber shops【Video】

“You know that robot with the bald white head?” “Don’t worry, I got you, fam.”

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Junior high school in Japan introduces trial afternoon nap time for students

Requested by the students themselves, the afternoon siesta is designed to improve concentration levels and protect the environment.

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Japanese kids finally reclaim right to go to video game arcades at night with their parents

After-dinner family sticker pictures will soon be A-OK in the eyes of the law.

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Japan’s better farming through precision drone strikes

A team in Saga prefecture has successfully developed Agridrone, which will seek out and terminate pests with extreme prejudice.

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This new beauty “hack” from China might make you a bit squeamish…if it’s real

You’re going to look ridiculous, but that didn’t stop these ladies on the subway. But we wonder who gave them the idea…

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You must love dogs or cats if you decide to use these new house name plates

Acknowledge your animal side with these super cute, traditional wooden name plates.

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Learn Japanese through ridiculous manga: Dragon Bowl【Episode #4】

Join Bullma, Poolong and Sun Goku on a brand new episode of Dragon Bowl!

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Japanese underwear promises to be extra comfortable from being hung in Hawaiian air for two days

Manufacturer boasts that special treatment before packaging will feel great on your package.

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McDonald’s new toppings yield a cheap surprise: Hidden Chicken Crisp for 140 yen!

By the look on Seiji’s face you might think he just discovered the cure to a rare disease, but the truth is much better. He found a way to get a delicious chicken sandwich for only 140 yen (US$1.34) from McDonald’s.

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Latest set of cat-themed lingerie will turn your chest into a kitty who’s stunned by your beauty

Nothing promotes confidence and excitement like magical angel cat intimate apparel.

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